Feb 14, 2016

Being a Kid at Heart

February 15th, so it's time to get our Duel on.  The Dueling Darlings on Splitcoast are a group of card makers, divided into two teams: The Divas and the Dazzlers.  Each month one hostess from each team sends her team mates a kit and we make a card, posting it on our blogs by the 15th.

Paola "Sama" on Splitcoast, is the Dazzlers' Hostess this month.  She and Kadie "Kmensley" the hostess for the Divas, came up with "Being a Kid at Heart" as the theme for this round.  Paola sent us 2 different images, a girl flying a kite & a boy chasing a frog.  Here's what I ended up creating:
This is Kite Fiona by Fun and Whimsical Rubber Stamps.  Paola also included several different stamped hearts and we were to use one on the card.  This heart is an oldie but goodie from Stampin' Up, which is colored with Spectrum Noir marker, then outlined with Wink of Stella clear.  Fiona is also colored with SN markers and has a little sparkle on her shoes, scarf, flowers and kite from Wink of Stella clear pen.

The Pink & Green ribbon is by Dashes, Dots and Checks and the Green and Blue sheer ribbon Paola bought at Costco.

Here's the inside of my card, using some more of the pretty papers Paola sent, plus one more heart:

Designer Papers sent included:
"Playful" by Martha Stewart

"Jersey Shore" by Stampin Up
"Thought of Spring/Hello Sunshine" by Doodlebug Design.

We were asked to share what was our favorite game when we were a child.  I really liked card games.  When really young I played War with my grandfather, and he also taught me several different types of Solitaire.  There were many years where I played Gin Rummy with a neighbor.  My dad and uncle also taught me to play Blackjack when I was about 6!  Gave me a leg up in addition I guess.

Thanks Paola for such a great kit to work with!  And thanks to Kadie and you for picking such a fun theme.  It's good to be young at heart.